GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Haydon Bridge Walks

6 miles (9.2 km)

This Northumberland based village has some nice river and country trails to try. There's some fine walks through the landscape of the North Pennines AONB, waymarked trails along the River South Tyne and the epic Hadrian's Wall Path to explore to the north.
This walk from the village takes you south to visit neighbouring Langley. The walk starts on the River South Tyne in the village centre, near to the train station. You can follow a nice country lane south west to Robbs Dene before crossing the Deanraw Burn near East Deanraw. You then continue south to Langley where you can enjoy views of the Langley Dam and Langley Castle. The castle is Grade I listed and dates back to the 14th century. Today it is a luxury hotel set in a woodland estate of 10 acres.

Postcode

NE47 6AB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Haydon Bridge OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Haydon Bridge Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Haydon Bridge

  • Allen Banks and Staward Gorge - Enjoy a waterside walk along the River Allen and through a beautiful wooded gorge on this easy walk in the North Pennines AONB
  • Plankey Mill - This walk visits Plankey Mill near Hexham
  • Hexham - This walk takes you along the Weardale Way long distance trail from Hexham to Chester's Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall
  • Hadrian's Wall Path - Starting in Wallsend near the east coast of England, head across the country to Bowness-on-Solway along this wonderful trail that follows the famous Roman wall
  • Housesteads - Visit the fascinating Housesteads Roman Fort on this circular walk around Hadrian's Wall in the Northumberland National Park
  • Allendale - The village of Allendale is located in a lovely spot by the River East Allen in the North PenninesArea of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Isaac's Tea Trail - Follow in the footsteps of the legendary tea seller Isaac Holden on this challenging circular walk through the North Pennines.
    The walk starts at the pretty village of Allendale Town, and heads south along the River East Allen and through West Allen Dale to Nenthead, where you will find the Nenthead Mining Centre
  • Alston - This Cumbrian market town is located in a lovely spoton theRiver South Tyne
  • Greenlee Lough - This walk visits the pretty Greenlee Lough Nature Reserve from Hadrian's Wall
  • Pennine Way - This fabulous 268 mile path takes you through three of England's finest national parks
  • Sycamore Gap - Sycamore Gap was voted England's tree of the year in 2016
  • Birdoswald - This circular walk explores the fascinatingBirdoswald Roman Fort on the Cumbrian section of Hadrian's Wall
  • Steel Rigg Circular Walk - This circular walk explores the area to the east of the Steel Rigg car park on Hadrian's Wall
  • Aydon Castle - This circular walk visits the historic Aydon Castle before exploring the surrounding countryside on a series of footpaths and country lanes.
    The site is located near Corbridge and includes a fine 13th century English manor house surrounded by peaceful woodland
  • Crammel Linn - This walk visits the lovely Crammel Linn waterfall near Gilsland on the border betweenCumbriaandNorthumberland
  • Bardon Mill - This Northumberland based village is close to several county highlights including Hadrian's Wall and the Housesteads Roman Fort

Pubs/Cafes

The Anchor Hotel is a good choice for some post walk refreshment. The historic 17th century inn is located in a lovely spot next to the river and the bridge which dates back to the 14th century. If the weather is good you can sit outside in the garden area and enjoy views over the water. You can find them at postcode NE47 6AB for your sat navs.
You could also stop off at Langley Castle and enjoy afternoon tea beneath the shimmering drawing room chandeliers.

Dog Walking

The country trails make for a fine dog walk and the Anchor Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the west of the village there's one of the highlights of the area at the National Trust's Allen Banks and Staward Gorge near Bardon Mill. There's lovely trails to follow through the wooded gorge to Plankey Mill.
The village is also located just a few miles of Housesteads Roman Fort. Here you can explore the fascinating old fort and pick up the epic Hadrian's Wall Path.
Head south of the site and you can visit the village of Allendale. The stone built village is very pretty and was twice crowned Village of the Year for All England. There are some nice walks here along the River East Allen.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Northumberland Walks and North Pennines Walks pages.

Photos

Haydon Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 2138728

Haydon Bridge

Bridge at Haydon Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 1563203

Bridge at Haydon Bridge. The bridge crosses the South Tyne River

Meadow near Haydon Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 2106118

Meadow and river view near the village

Stream in Robbs Dene - geograph.org.uk - 396601

Stream in Robbs Dene

Farmland between East Land Ends and West Land Ends - geograph.org.uk - 2021450

Farmland between East Land Ends and West Land Ends

Langley Castle - geograph.org.uk - 2105744

Langley Castle

Fountain at Langley Castle - geograph.org.uk - 1418033

Fountain at Langley Castle

Langley Castle

Langley Castleis a restored medieval tower house, now operated as an hotel, situated in the village of Langley in the valley of the South Tyne some three miles south of Haydon Bridge, Northumberland. The castle has an interesting history having been attacked and severely damaged in 1405 by the forces ofHenry IVin the campaign against thePercysandArchbishop Scrope. It remained as a ruin until it was bought and restored by a local historian,Cadwallader Bates, in 1882.

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